Tribune Reports Budget Numbers Different From Hoeven’s

Bismarck Tribune

Something strange here. As I posted earlier, Hoeven Requests a 15% Budget Increase however, the Bismarck Tribune reported this:

Under the governor’s plan, the total budget would rise from $5.75 billion to $6.33 billion over two years. The sum includes state tax revenues, federal aid and special state funds that are reserved for specific purposes, such as gasoline taxes and hunting license fees.

General fund spending, which is financed mostly by state taxes on income, sales, energy, corporations, tobacco and gambling, would jump from $1.99 billion to $2.47 billion, under Hoeven’s proposal.

These numbers just don’t add up, so I guess we will have to wait for the full documents to be uploaded to state government website.


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